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News & Press: Feb 2019

How driver biomechanics can boost performance

14 February 2019  
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Biomechanical data collected from drivers while on the track could give racing teams a new way to optimise performance. Biomechanics is the study of movement and technique. Historically in motorsport, biomechanical data collection has been lab or simulator based.

However, researchers from the University of Portsmouth and a startup in the UK have developed a technique that collects 3D movement data from drivers by attaching sensors to their body. This data can be monitored and analysed as they are performing on the track, to investigate and optimise their biomechanics.

The data collected by Motorsport Biomechanics' system includes information about the body's motions, muscle activity, force and pressure assessment to help understand and improve driver and rider technique.

To view the article in full, and read more on system development, algorithmic analysis and muscle fatigue, please click here.